The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSat, 25 Mar 2017en-gb(C) 2017 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngCompanies face a sustainability nightmare down the track<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/companies-face-a-sustainability-nightmare-down-the-track-43212818/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/19687881_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Companies are having to take a renewed interest in sustainability as the pace of regulation increases and social trends change.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/companies-face-a-sustainability-nightmare-down-the-track-43212818/Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:03Being a lawyer is a total bore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/being-a-lawyer-is-a-total-bore-64872081/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17261007_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers and people employed in the legal sector are the most bored in the workplace with 8 out of 10 admitting they find their job a humdrum drudge.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/being-a-lawyer-is-a-total-bore-64872081/Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03Positive trends in law firm flexibility, but bias impedes usage<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/positive-trends-in-law-firm-flexibility-but-bias-impedes-usage-47035494/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8095180_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>While the availability of flexible work arrangements has increased in law firms, not all lawyers and staff are using the policies for fear it would adversely affect their careers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/positive-trends-in-law-firm-flexibility-but-bias-impedes-usage-47035494/Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:03Hong Kong's legal sector set for shake up as top brass steps down<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kongs-legal-sector-set-for-shake-up-as-top-brass-steps-down-38987089/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/51684838_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hong Kong's legal sector is set for a major shake up as those at the helm of the city's courts and the Justice Department are expected to leave within the term of the next chief executive.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hong-kongs-legal-sector-set-for-shake-up-as-top-brass-steps-down-38987089/Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:03Simmons unveils two new sector heads<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-unveils-two-new-sector-heads-92649622/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41097290_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Simmons & Simmons has appointed two new sector heads for its financial institutions and life sciences groups.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/simmons-unveils-two-new-sector-heads-92649622/Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03Brexit could see UK lawyers banned from EU work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-could-see-uk-lawyers-banned-from-eu-work-48355397/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/61288382_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A House of Lords report has highlighted the harsh reality of Brexit for the UK legal sector, which it says will suffer if Government does not strike a trade deal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-could-see-uk-lawyers-banned-from-eu-work-48355397/Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03Google's self-driving company hires new head of public policy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/googles-self-driving-company-hires-new-head-of-public-policy-76314877/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52080714_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Google's self-driving car division Waymo has hired a lawyer as its head of policy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/googles-self-driving-company-hires-new-head-of-public-policy-76314877/Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:03Italian and Indian law firms team up to boost cross-border business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/italian-and-indian-law-firms-team-up-to-boost-cross-border-business-61371615/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/62375455_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Italian Law Firm CBA Studio Legale e Tributario has entered into a joint venture with Singhania & Co after signing an agreement at the Consulate General of Italy in Mumbai.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/italian-and-indian-law-firms-team-up-to-boost-cross-border-business-61371615/Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:03Akin Gump to move HQ to Dallas' Union project<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-gump-to-move-hq-to-dallas-union-project-66909628/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/27087272_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm Akin Gump has confirmed its corporate office will move to three floors within The Union Dallas, a mixed-use development under construction near Uptown Dallas leasing about 68,000 square feet of office space.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/akin-gump-to-move-hq-to-dallas-union-project-66909628/Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:03Quinn Emanuel stalks heavy hitter for new Perth office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quinn-emanuel-stalks-heavy-hitter-for-new-perth-office-43533448/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Perth5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is expanding its Australian practice with a second office and a major hire.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quinn-emanuel-stalks-heavy-hitter-for-new-perth-office-43533448/Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:03M&A activity in the Baltics hit record high last year<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ma-activity-in-the-baltics-hit-record-high-last-year-98485315/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23399964_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The resilience of the Baltics was reflected in M&A activity, which reached record-breaking levels in 2016.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ma-activity-in-the-baltics-hit-record-high-last-year-98485315/Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:03Luxury Law Awards: Deadline for entries approaching<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-law-awards-deadline-for-entries-approaching-51226140/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/diamonds.jpg' border='0'/></a>Do you know of a rising star in the luxury law sector or are you part of a law department which has excelled? If so, why not enter for this year's Luxury Law Awards. The deadline has been extended to 29 March for entries or nominations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/luxury-law-awards-deadline-for-entries-approaching-51226140/Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:03DLA Piper team jumps ship to Dentons in Georgia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-team-jumps-ship-to-dentons-in-georgia-14928764/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Georgia.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper is to close its Georgian operation with its 11-strong team set to launch a new office for Dentons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-team-jumps-ship-to-dentons-in-georgia-14928764/Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:03Women still severely underrepresented in cybersecurity industry, study finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/women-still-severely-underrepresented-in-cybersecurity-industry-study-finds-775331/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/51616605_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the demand for cybersecurity support accelerates among companies, service providers might be overlooking a key talent pool.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/women-still-severely-underrepresented-in-cybersecurity-industry-study-finds-775331/Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:03Brexit - biggest legal train crash in modern history<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit---biggest-legal-train-crash-in-modern-history-28890292/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50813033_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Robert Bell of international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has deemed Brexit to be the 'biggest legal train crash in modern history' and more complex than Henry VIII's break with Rome.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit---biggest-legal-train-crash-in-modern-history-28890292/Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:03Top 10 firms lag mid-tier rivals on partner level gender diversity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-10-firms-lag-mid-tier-rivals-on-partner-level-gender-diversity-4931988/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42109400_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mid-tier law firms continue to outperform Top 10 rivals on gender diversity at partnership level - and the gap is widening.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/top-10-firms-lag-mid-tier-rivals-on-partner-level-gender-diversity-4931988/Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:03India court latest to give rivers human status<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-court-latest-to-give-rivers-human-status-11702040/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17691137_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Only a week after the Whanganui River in New Zealand became the first in the world to be granted the same legal rights as a person, a court in northern Indian has given the Ganges and Yamuna rivers the status of 'living human entities'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-court-latest-to-give-rivers-human-status-11702040/Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:03Past decade has seen hundreds of US firms merge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/past-decade-has-seen-hundreds-of-us-firms-merge-4144282/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger14.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firms have been merging apace in the past 10 years with some 688 law firms joining forces between 2007 and 2016.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/past-decade-has-seen-hundreds-of-us-firms-merge-4144282/Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:03Vodafone and Idea Cellular join to create India's largest telco<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/vodafone-and-idea-cellular-join-to-create-indias-largest-telco-56562661/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/62275417_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>British carrier Vodafone as announced a $23bn agreement to merge with local operator Idea Cellular, making a major play for the country's 1.2 billion consumers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/vodafone-and-idea-cellular-join-to-create-indias-largest-telco-56562661/Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:03Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-53614074/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14102438_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-53614074/Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:03Uber promises corporate culture shakeup as executives walk<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/uber-promises-corporate-culture-shakeup-as-executives-walk-43188194/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/uber.jpg' border='0'/></a>There's no longer any room for 'brilliant jerks' at Uber, according to director Arianna Huffington.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/uber-promises-corporate-culture-shakeup-as-executives-walk-43188194/Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:03Bank of England's legal spend triples<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bank-of-englands-legal-spend-triples-48189842/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42533860_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Bank of England's (BoE) average annual legal spend has more than tripled during the past three years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bank-of-englands-legal-spend-triples-48189842/Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03Baker McKenzie elects new North America managing partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker-mckenzie-elects-new-north-america-managing-partner-22450681/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/15271448_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Colin Murray, managing partner of the firm's San Francisco/Palo Alto office, has been elected as Baker Mckenzie's next North America Managing Partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker-mckenzie-elects-new-north-america-managing-partner-22450681/Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03Robots are lawyers' friends not threat<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/robots-are-lawyers-friends-not-threat-64537546/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46729871_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers need not fear being replaced by robots but instead breathe a sign of relief that their human skills will remain a necessity and AI will be their friend and potentially help improve working conditions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/robots-are-lawyers-friends-not-threat-64537546/Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03Nine-strong trade marks and IP disputes team to join Bristows<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nine-strong-trade-marks-and-ip-disputes-team-to-join-bristows-74095885/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14240670_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bristows is significantly boosting its trade marks and IP team by hiring nine new lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nine-strong-trade-marks-and-ip-disputes-team-to-join-bristows-74095885/Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:03Law firm open calls centre in basement to handle VW complaints<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-open-calls-centre-in-basement-to-handle-vw-complaints-77860952/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36522022_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>London law firm Harcus Sinclair has set up a dedicated call centre in its basement with 20 extra staff to handle the number calls it is receiving from motorists seeking compensation from VW.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-open-calls-centre-in-basement-to-handle-vw-complaints-77860952/Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:03Bowmans advise in one of largest sub-Saharan Africa financing deals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bowmans-advise-in-one-of-largest-sub-saharan-africa-financing-deals-6770645/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47628609_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pan-African law firm Bowmans advised Helios Credit Partners on a landmark transaction representing one of the first significant financings by a private credit fund in sub-Saharan Africa.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bowmans-advise-in-one-of-largest-sub-saharan-africa-financing-deals-6770645/Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03Egyptian lawyers hold nationwide strike<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/egyptian-lawyers-hold-nationwide-strike-83771116/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38964636_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers in Egypt held a nationwide one-day strike on Saturday to protest a jail sentence against eight of their colleagues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/egyptian-lawyers-hold-nationwide-strike-83771116/Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03Bryan Cave bolsters global arbitration group<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bryan-cave-bolsters-global-arbitration-group-14586190/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29404985_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm Bryan Cave LLP has strengthened one of its key practice areas, international arbitration, with the addition of experienced arbitrator and advocate, Domenico Di Pietro.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bryan-cave-bolsters-global-arbitration-group-14586190/Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03Caterpillar hires Kirkland & Ellis for federal investigation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/caterpillar-hires-kirkland--ellis-for-federal-investigation-88831632/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33225236_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Caterpillar retained Kirkland & Ellis to represent the company in the investigation that triggered a federal raid on its headquarters two weeks ago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/caterpillar-hires-kirkland--ellis-for-federal-investigation-88831632/Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03Cayman Islands approves Legal Practitioners Law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cayman-islands-approves-legal-practitioners-law-97626877/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37724787_s1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Following a week of hot debate, the controversial bill regulating the operation of Cayman Islands law firms and lawyers was approved unanimously on Friday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cayman-islands-approves-legal-practitioners-law-97626877/Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03Burford Capital sees income soar 60 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burford-capital-sees-income-soar-60-per-cent-97098132/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31787028_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Litigation finance firm Burford Capital has experienced a 50 per cent uptick in turnover to $163.4 million with profit after tax up 75 per cent to $115 million due to increased demand for litigation finance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burford-capital-sees-income-soar-60-per-cent-97098132/Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:03Stewarts Law and Enyo merger talks collapse<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stewarts-law-and-enyo-merger-talks-collapse-90544296/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London47.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firms have walked away from creating a potential &pound;80 million disputes firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stewarts-law-and-enyo-merger-talks-collapse-90544296/Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:03Luxury entrepreneurs join legal elite in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/luxury-entrepreneurs-join-legal-elite-in-london-60237412/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rio Tinto diamonds (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel from the world's top luxury players are convening in London to discuss trade, M&A and sustainability with business leaders in London on 16 May at the annual Luxury Law fest.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/luxury-entrepreneurs-join-legal-elite-in-london-60237412/Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:03NZ River recognised as a 'legal person' in world first<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nz-river-recognised-as-a-legal-person-in-world-first-79342460/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54479505_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Whanganui River revered by Maori has been recognised by parliament as a 'legal person', in a move believed to be a world first.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nz-river-recognised-as-a-legal-person-in-world-first-79342460/Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:03Yale still the best law school in the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yale-still-the-best-law-school-in-the-us-76857440/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53573075_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Yale Law School is the top law school in the US - an accolade it has secured for the past 23 years since rankings from US World and News Report began.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yale-still-the-best-law-school-in-the-us-76857440/Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:03Four female lawyers make Gowling WLG partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/four-female-lawyers-make-gowling-wlg-partners-34865518/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45309722_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Gowling WLG's UK arm has made up five lawyers to partner - four of which are women.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/four-female-lawyers-make-gowling-wlg-partners-34865518/Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:03Dentons launches UK Patent Prosecution and Opposition practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-launches-uk-patent-prosecution-and-opposition-practice-64823287/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/65593298_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons is to launch a Patent Prosecution and Opposition practice in the UK with the recruitment of a team patent lawyers from Olswang in May.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-launches-uk-patent-prosecution-and-opposition-practice-64823287/Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:03Tech giants ratchet up fight against Trump travel ban<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tech-giants-ratchet-up-fight-against-trump-travel-ban-86164644/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50512486_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The world's top tech giants have stepped up their battle against President Donald Trump with more than 50 companies filing papers against the US President's revised travel ban.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/tech-giants-ratchet-up-fight-against-trump-travel-ban-86164644/Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:03Company law tightens in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/company-law-tightens-in-singapore-14279612/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47356100_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers operating in Singapore or representing local operations should get prepared for significant changes to the law governing companies which comes into effect at the end of this month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/company-law-tightens-in-singapore-14279612/Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:03Boies Schiller shuts 20 strong $38m corporate practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boies-schiller-shuts-20-strong-$38m-corporate-practice-74600651/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/68514034_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Boies Schiller & Flexner is disbanding its 20-lawyer corporate practice, with the majority of the team heading for Paul Hastings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boies-schiller-shuts-20-strong-$38m-corporate-practice-74600651/Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:03Queen about to sign Brexit Bill into history<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/queen-about-to-sign-brexit-bill-into-history-34857400/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20802834_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Queen is expected to give Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill in the next few hours, paving the way for British Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/queen-about-to-sign-brexit-bill-into-history-34857400/Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:03Age is no barrier to legaltech know-how<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/age-is-no-barrier-to-legaltech-know-how-43306260/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42562720_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Age is no barrier to lawyers keeping up with digital pace, according to research from Australia's Griffith University.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/age-is-no-barrier-to-legaltech-know-how-43306260/Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:03Ninth Circuit whistleblower ruling affirms protections for internal reporters<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ninth-circuit-whistleblower-ruling-affirms-protections-for-internal-reporters-45745746/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/WB1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A divided bench of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has narrowly ruled that whistleblower provisions under Dodd-Frank apply to employees raising concerns about illegal activity internally, not just those who approach regulators.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ninth-circuit-whistleblower-ruling-affirms-protections-for-internal-reporters-45745746/Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:03The role of economic analysis in UK shareholder actions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/the-role-of-economic-analysis-in-uk-shareholder-actions-68666903/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17593025_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>While private securities litigation remains largely untested in the English courts, a number of recent cases indicate that high-stakes shareholder actions might be on the rise in the United Kingdom, according to a report from Cornerstone Research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/the-role-of-economic-analysis-in-uk-shareholder-actions-68666903/Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:03Reputation management and the role of the GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/reputation-management-and-the-role-of-the-gc-89467184/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10221541_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel have an indispensable role to play in protecting enterprise reputation, according to a new report from Lex Mundi.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/reputation-management-and-the-role-of-the-gc-89467184/Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:03Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-96651238/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/48062699_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-96651238/Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:03Linklaters, PwC, Hogan Lovells win roles in &pound;400 million Gov contract<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-pwc-hogan-lovells-win-roles-in-400-million-gov-contract-10951202/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36978086_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK government has slashed the number of law firms on its central legal panel after a structural overhaul but it is good news for Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and PwC which have won new spots.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-pwc-hogan-lovells-win-roles-in-400-million-gov-contract-10951202/Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:03Viacom names new General Counsel in legal department reshuffle<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/viacom-names-new-general-counsel-in-legal-department-reshuffle-55643252/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39727929_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Viacom is promoting one of its in-house attorneys Christa D'Alimonte as its next Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/viacom-names-new-general-counsel-in-legal-department-reshuffle-55643252/Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:03Europe says headscarves can be banned in workplace<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/europe-says-headscarves-can-be-banned-in-workplace-42563015/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23857803_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Europe's top court has paved the way for companies to legally ban headscarves in the workplace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/europe-says-headscarves-can-be-banned-in-workplace-42563015/Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:03Holland & Knight picks up Freshfields aviation team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holland--knight-picks-up-freshfields-aviation-team-54385262/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25662316_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm's move is a boost to its London office which opened up last year by acquiring transportation firm Clark Ricketts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holland--knight-picks-up-freshfields-aviation-team-54385262/Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:03Yahoo hires new lawyer in $1 million pay deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yahoo-hires-new-lawyer-in-$1-million-pay-deal-35865119/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/63408834_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Tech giant Yahoo has named a new general counsel less than two weeks after Ronald Bell resigned from his position after it was found that the company's legal team failed to sufficiently investigate a serious data breach in 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yahoo-hires-new-lawyer-in-$1-million-pay-deal-35865119/Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:03Internet-connected sex toy maker settles lawsuit for $3.75 million<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/internet-connected-sex-toy-maker-settles-lawsuit-for-$375-million-33144409/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/64223828_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Women came out on top in case they took against a vibrator manufacturer after they realised highly personal data was being gathered via its mobile app regarding customer product use including date and time of each use and selected vibration settings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/internet-connected-sex-toy-maker-settles-lawsuit-for-$375-million-33144409/Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:03Stricter anti-money-laundering reforms for NZ lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stricter-anti-money-laundering-reforms-for-nz-lawyers-66993347/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/67683986_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers, real estate agents and accountants are set to face tougher anti-money-laundering rules under a bill introduced to Parliament in New Zealand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/stricter-anti-money-laundering-reforms-for-nz-lawyers-66993347/Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:03Cayman lawyers bill review to continue in private<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cayman-lawyers-bill-review-to-continue-in-private-70527936/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/26140686_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly members are meeting privately in a bid to reach a compromise on the hotly debated controversial Legal Practitioners Bill.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cayman-lawyers-bill-review-to-continue-in-private-70527936/Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:03California set to ban sex between lawyers and clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-set-to-ban-sex-between-lawyers-and-clients-52340248/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/67594671_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The State Bar of California has approved an ethics rule that would see lawyers facing discipline for having sex with their clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-set-to-ban-sex-between-lawyers-and-clients-52340248/Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:03Major, Lindsey & Africa opens in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/major-lindsey--africa-opens-in-singapore-42834356/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/30085612_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has opened a new office in Singapore and added Ashish Raivadera to the partner practice group as head of private practice for South Asia. He will also lead operations in Singapore.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/major-lindsey--africa-opens-in-singapore-42834356/Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:03'Marketplace' launched for female lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/marketplace-launched-for-female-lawyers-89408240/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17601298_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Sherika Ponniah has launched My Legal marketplace as she believes more women than men have been graduating with law degrees for decades, but the numbers don't add up when it comes to the number of female partners and leaders in large law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/marketplace-launched-for-female-lawyers-89408240/Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:03New tool launched to drive legal innovation and efficiency<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-tool-launched-to-drive-legal-innovation-and-efficiency-12752000/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49225013_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eversheds Sutherland's consulting arm has launched a matter lifecycle management solution for legal teams powered by Repstor called ES/Unity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-tool-launched-to-drive-legal-innovation-and-efficiency-12752000/Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:03McDermott to consolidate Italian operations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mcdermott-to-consolidate-italian-operations-28094049/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43738304_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>McDermott Will & Emery has announced that it will close its Rome office in September with the firm's Milan office to take centre stage for its footprint in Italy and the region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mcdermott-to-consolidate-italian-operations-28094049/Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:03Therium becomes Germany's first full service litigation funder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/therium-becomes-germanys-first-full-service-litigation-funder-37019089/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41221367_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Therium Group is launching operations in Germany making it the country's first full service litigation funder.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/therium-becomes-germanys-first-full-service-litigation-funder-37019089/Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:03Irish law firms making millions from state claims agency<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/irish-law-firms-making-millions-from-state-claims-agency-86285917/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25393233_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Irish claims agency paid some &euro;37 million to legal representatives in negligence cases last year. Two firms did particularly well receiving at least &euro;5 million each from the State Claims Agency.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/irish-law-firms-making-millions-from-state-claims-agency-86285917/Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:03Law firm set up during Queen Victoria reign closes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-set-up-during-queen-victoria-reign-closes-51208287/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52468824_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 130-year-old Scottish law firm, Graham and Finlayson, is set to shut as its senior partner announces his retirement after 50 years as a solicitor.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-set-up-during-queen-victoria-reign-closes-51208287/Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:03Boies Schiller hires HSF's global head of public international law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boies-schiller-hires-hsfs-global-head-of-public-international-law-30894096/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18466234_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>US litigation firm Boies Schiller & Flexner has hired Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) global head of public international law Dominic Roughton for its London office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boies-schiller-hires-hsfs-global-head-of-public-international-law-30894096/Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:03US Attorney says via tweet he was fired<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-attorney-says-via-tweet-he-was-fired-63051488/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/69852492_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>US Attorney Preet Bharara revealed at the weekend that he had been fired, one day after the Justice Department asked him and 45 other Obama-time federal prosecutors to resign.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-attorney-says-via-tweet-he-was-fired-63051488/Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:03New tech-savvy legal team to cut through AI 'Hype'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-tech-savvy-legal-team-to-cut-through-ai-hype-83087697/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34284401_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bryan Cave has set up a tech-savvy team from its offices around the world to cut through what it calls the 'hype' surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) in law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-tech-savvy-legal-team-to-cut-through-ai-hype-83087697/Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:03Linklaters launches AI data analysis tool<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-launches-ai-data-analysis-tool-16855348/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13646197_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters has teamed up with city tech start-up Eigen Technologies to launch an AI-backed data analysis and extraction tool in order to achieve 'a level of flexibility' not currently available on the marketplace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-launches-ai-data-analysis-tool-16855348/Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:03Ropes & Gray splits to create cheaper IP offering for clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ropes--gray-splits-to-create-cheaper-ip-offering-for-clients-17526342/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40278226_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ropes & Gray is creating a new IP spin-off firm with offices in New York and Silicon Valley utilising some 100 staff lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ropes--gray-splits-to-create-cheaper-ip-offering-for-clients-17526342/Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:03Robot lawyer gives free legal advice to refugees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/robot-lawyer-gives-free-legal-advice-to-refugees-4992587/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/58962007_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Joshua Browder donned his DoNotPay technology 'the world's first robot lawyer' and, while originally designed to help people get out of paying parking or speeding tickets, it has been adapted to give free legal advice to refugees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/robot-lawyer-gives-free-legal-advice-to-refugees-4992587/Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:03Harvard Law School scraps LSAT entrance test<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/harvard-law-school-scraps-lsat-entrance-test-66053632/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13111701_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Harvard Law School is scrapping the LSAT entry test after 70 years and, from the autumn, applicants may submit their scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Law School Admission Test.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/harvard-law-school-scraps-lsat-entrance-test-66053632/Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:03Lawyer on fire in courtroom<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-on-fire-in-courtroom-64922564/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40617725_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>One lawyer seemed to take making a point to the jury a little far when his trousers mysteriously caught fire during his closing arguments in an arson case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-on-fire-in-courtroom-64922564/Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:03Merger could create &pound;82 million turnover firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/merger-could-create-82-million-turnover-firm-73911123/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Merger16.jpg' border='0'/></a>Browne Jacobson and Beale & Company are in merger talks in a move that could create a super firm of 1,000 people and an &pound;82 million turnover business with offices in eight cities.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/merger-could-create-82-million-turnover-firm-73911123/Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:03Law firms warned by regulator of new cyber-crime threat<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-warned-by-regulator-of-new-cyber-crime-threat-18811043/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyber crime1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms have been put on high alert as the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) warns of new threats impacting hundreds of firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-warned-by-regulator-of-new-cyber-crime-threat-18811043/Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:03South Africa cancels withdrawal from ICC - for now<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-africa-cancels-withdrawal-from-icc---for-now-18883194/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/United Nations3.jpg' border='0'/></a>South Africa has informed the UN that it is cancelling its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/south-africa-cancels-withdrawal-from-icc---for-now-18883194/Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:03Linklaters former senior partner appointed bank chairman<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-former-senior-partner-appointed-bank-chairman-71881932/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chairman.jpg' border='0'/></a>Robert Elliott, former senior partner and chairman of Linklaters, has been appointed chairman of Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-former-senior-partner-appointed-bank-chairman-71881932/Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:03PwC launches Hong Kong legal practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pwc-launches-hong-kong-legal-practice-69579443/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/PwC3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Big Four accountancy firm has entered the legal fray making hires from King & Wood Mallesons and O'Melveny & Myers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pwc-launches-hong-kong-legal-practice-69579443/Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:037BR adds five new barristers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/7br-adds-five-new-barristers-15785087/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Barristers1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Multi-disciplinary barristers' chambers 7BR, has announced significant additions to the set with five new barristers and the appointment of a new Senior Clerk to the Criminal Law team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/7br-adds-five-new-barristers-15785087/Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:03Mexico opens US legal aid centres to fight back at Trump deportation plans<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mexico-opens-us-legal-aid-centres-to-fight-back-at-trump-deportation-plans-38018626/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mexican legal aid centers.jpg' border='0'/></a>In an historic move Mexico has opened legal aid centres at consulates in 50 US cities in efforts to protect its citizens from President Trump's vows of tough immigration enforcement.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mexico-opens-us-legal-aid-centres-to-fight-back-at-trump-deportation-plans-38018626/Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:03Faegre Baker Daniels revamps firm management<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/faegre-baker-daniels-revamps-firm-management-38672684/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New appointments.jpg' border='0'/></a>Faegre Baker Daniels has announced a sweep of new leadership appointments across its offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/faegre-baker-daniels-revamps-firm-management-38672684/Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:03Morgan Lewis embraces remote working<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis-embraces-remote-working-94685624/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Working remotely.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is the latest to announce a remote working programme for associates in its US and UK offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-lewis-embraces-remote-working-94685624/Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:03Top 50 US law firms partner charge 40 per cent more than next tier<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-50-us-law-firms-partner-charge-40-per-cent-more-than-next-tier-59639458/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars29.jpg' border='0'/></a>Partners in the largest 50 firms now command hourly partner rates 40 per cent higher than partners in the second largest tier with M&A partners commanding the largest fees.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-50-us-law-firms-partner-charge-40-per-cent-more-than-next-tier-59639458/Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:03Chinese telecom giant ZTE pleads guilty to Iran sanction violations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/chinese-telecom-giant-zte-pleads-guilty-to-iran-sanction-violations-43855758/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54608887_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A five-year investigation has ended in an $892m fine for ZTE Corporation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/chinese-telecom-giant-zte-pleads-guilty-to-iran-sanction-violations-43855758/Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:03Departing Viacom GC will stay on the payroll for 24 months<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/departing-viacom-gc-will-stay-on-the-payroll-for-24-months-71940882/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34263887_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel Michael Fricklas will continue to receive his monthly salary in full for two years after his departure from the company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/departing-viacom-gc-will-stay-on-the-payroll-for-24-months-71940882/Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:03Yahoo GC resigns over cybersecurity failures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/yahoo-gc-resigns-over-cybersecurity-failures-82464479/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Yahoo_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>A report prepared for the Securities and Exchange Commission identified $11 million worth of legal costs associated with a mass hack of Yahoo accounts that took place in 2014.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/yahoo-gc-resigns-over-cybersecurity-failures-82464479/Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:03Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-74424193/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/69515643_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-74424193/Wed, 08 Mar 2017 02:03Clients of the Future: Slaughter and May selects the chosen ones<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-of-the-future-slaughter-and-may-selects-the-chosen-ones-55758352/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fintech.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a novel way of attracting future clients, Slaughter and May has gone down 'The Apprentice' route and selected fintech's best.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-of-the-future-slaughter-and-may-selects-the-chosen-ones-55758352/Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:03African Americans still under-represented at US law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/african-americans-still-under-represented-at-us-law-firms-95252367/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Inequality.jpg' border='0'/></a>African Americans are the most underrepresented minority group among associates and partners at law firms but 2016 was the first year there was any improvement since 2009, according to a nationwide survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/african-americans-still-under-represented-at-us-law-firms-95252367/Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:03India fudges decision on foreign law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-fudges-decision-on-foreign-law-firms-25795742/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47358048_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firms seeking clarity around operating in India will be disappointed that no decision has been made after months of head holding on the issue.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-fudges-decision-on-foreign-law-firms-25795742/Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:03German Offices at McDermott Will & Emery boosted<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/german-offices-at-mcdermott-will--emery-boosted-78660351/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Frankfurt7.jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has announced new hires in Germany and a new head in Italy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/german-offices-at-mcdermott-will--emery-boosted-78660351/Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:03Linklaters boosts US government risk team with top DOJ hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-boosts-us-government-risk-team-with-top-doj-hire-7262763/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington DC9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Washington arm of the magic circle firm is targeting regulatory work with the hire of a senior government insider.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-boosts-us-government-risk-team-with-top-doj-hire-7262763/Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:03DocSolid announces technology integration with NetDocuments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/docsolid-announces-technology-integration-with-netdocuments-70385392/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/paperless office.jpg' border='0'/></a>DocSolid has announced the technology integration with NetDocuments in efforts to help legal operations and law firm customers drive paper out of their offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/docsolid-announces-technology-integration-with-netdocuments-70385392/Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:03Sparke Helmore joins forces with Perth law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sparke-helmore-joins-forces-with-perth-law-firm-21917979/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Perth4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Australian law firm's merger with Jarman McKenna creates a 700-strong law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sparke-helmore-joins-forces-with-perth-law-firm-21917979/Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:03Court finds against departing HSF Melbourne partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-finds-against-departing-hsf-melbourne-partners-98735477/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Melbourne8.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of partners who left HSF to join White & Case are not allowed to poach clients or staff for a further six months, a court has decided.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-finds-against-departing-hsf-melbourne-partners-98735477/Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:03California bar exam pass score could be lowered<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-bar-exam-pass-score-could-be-lowered-72673980/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Students thumbs up.jpg' border='0'/></a>After decades of California law school graduates being disadvantaged by a minimum passing score on the CA bar exam, set significantly higher than peers in other comparable states, the system is to be investigated.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/california-bar-exam-pass-score-could-be-lowered-72673980/Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:03Carey Olsen advises on blockchain technology launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/carey-olsen-advises-on-blockchain-technology-launch-57151457/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Blockchain.jpg' border='0'/></a>Carey Olsen teamed up with Northern Trust and global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright on the launch of their Blockchain financial technology product in Guernsey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/carey-olsen-advises-on-blockchain-technology-launch-57151457/Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:03Lawyers forced to suggest mediation to clients before court action<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-forced-to-suggest-mediation-to-clients-before-court-action-47081623/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Irish houses of parliament.jpg' border='0'/></a>New legislation in Ireland designed to cut legal costs and speed up the process of dispute resolution will oblige lawyers to suggest mediation to clients before opting for court proceedings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-forced-to-suggest-mediation-to-clients-before-court-action-47081623/Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:03Boston partners face criminal prosecution over campaign contributions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/boston-partners-face-criminal-prosecution-over-campaign-contributions-66589672/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hilary Clinton returned donation.jpg' border='0'/></a>State campaign finance officials are to ask Attorney General Maura Healey to consider criminal prosecution of partners at Boston's Thornton Law Firm over alleged illegal campaign contributions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/boston-partners-face-criminal-prosecution-over-campaign-contributions-66589672/Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:03European general counsel plan more strategic and tech-focused future<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/european-general-counsel-plan-more-strategic-and-tech-focused-future-44628230/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/strategic thinking.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel at European-based companies are looking to align with business strategy and increase legal department technological capabilities - but there is a significant innovation gap between small and larger companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/european-general-counsel-plan-more-strategic-and-tech-focused-future-44628230/Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:03Heineken NV appoints global legal affairs head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/heineken-nv-appoints-global-legal-affairs-head-85370681/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Heineken.jpg' border='0'/></a>Heineken has appointed Ernst Van De Weert as Executive Director Global Legal Affairs reporting to Jean-Fran├žois van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board/CEO.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/heineken-nv-appoints-global-legal-affairs-head-85370681/Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:03Allen & Overy advises on ground-breaking Vietnam IPO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/allen--overy-advises-on-ground-breaking-vietnam-ipo-5607091/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/VietJet.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy has advised VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company, Vietnam's leading international low-cost airline, on its ground-breaking $170 million IPO and listing on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/allen--overy-advises-on-ground-breaking-vietnam-ipo-5607091/Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:03